City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Join us for a month-long series of events dedicated to shaping the future of the Elisabet Ney Museum through an interpretive plan.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Friends of Elisabet Ney Museum present "Re-Imagining the Ney," a month-long series of events dedicated to shaping the future of the Elisabet Ney Museum through an interpretive plan. "Re-Imagining the Ney" will focus on an inclusive and community-centered approach to updating the historic landscape around the museum.
Schedule of Events
- Draw Your Own Path: Museum Day, September 17, 2023, noon to 5 p.m.
- A Night in 19th Century Austin: September 21, 2023, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- A Night of Process: October 5, 2023, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- A Night in the Landscape: October 12, 2023, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- A Community Art Bash: October 21, 2023, 3 to 8 p.m.
All events will take place at the Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th Street, Austin, TX 78751.
Through this program, visitors can learn about specific aspects of Ney’s life while contributing ideas for upcoming programs and exhibitions at the Museum. Each one of the "Re-Imagining the Ney" events will focus on different biographical topics on Ney’s life, culminating with the day-long event "Re-Imagining the Ney: A Community Art Bash" on October 21.
"Re-Imagining the Ney" will happen in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of Elisabet Ney Museum. Upgrades to the studio and grounds are made possible through City of Austin Capital Improvement Project funds. For more information, please visit the project webpage.
About Elisabet Ney
Elisabet Ney (1833-1907) was a groundbreaking German radical Progressive, suffragist, abolitionist, gender non-conformist, and celebrity sculptor. In 1871, Ney left a meteoric artistic practice in Germany as a political refugee, resettling in Southeast Texas. Twenty years later, she restarted her career in Austin, creating some of Texas’s most iconic statuary, some of which reside in the Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C., and Austin. Her pioneering leadership in arts advocacy and the state’s suffragist movement inspired generations. To learn more about Elisabet Ney and the Ney Museum click here.